Multi-Stakeholder Platform – Part Three: Youth Perspective & Closing

The Land Network National Engagement Strategy (LandNNES), in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) launched a POLICY ROUNDTABLE DIALOGUE SERIES on the overarching theme “Securing Democratic Land Governance, Recalibrated Local Food Systems and Agrarian Change.”

This first launch event comes at an important moment, during the week in which South Africa reflects on the historical impact of the commencement of the Natives Land Act on the 19 June 1913, and the Soweto youth uprising of 16 June 1976, and while we are in the midst of uncertainty on the future and impacts of the current global COVID-19 Pandemic. Thus the theme of the first Policy Roundtable of the series was “Rethinking Agrarian Transformation and Food Systems in a COVID-19 context.”